Sheerness West Federation

Year Four Eagles

Writing to persuade…

In Eagle Class we have been writing to persuade and creating our own adverts for a movie that we are filming… Here is a sneak peak… 


Are you ready for Maze Craze? In my amazing, award winning maze movie, there is not just astonishing adventures, there is also curious cliff hangers. If you love watching the best movies this is the movie for you. Also the heroic scenes will make you feel like you are in the deadly battle. My fantastic family friendly movie has over the top action. 


Annie B. 

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ODD SHOE DAY 16-3-2018


It is great to see so many of you supporting Macmillan Cancer Support by wearing odd shoes or something green today 🙂  

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Week beginning 19th March 2018

This week the children will be finishing off their adverts in literacy before moving on to focusing on poetry. The children will spend their guided reading session analysing and exploring a poet’s work before trying to recreate it in their literacy lessons.

In maths the children will be moving on from fractions to exploring and learning about decimal numbers. this links nicely to fractions and allows them to explore the idea of part off 1 whole in more detail. 

In science we will be continuing to explore electricity but this week we will be exploring what conducts and insulates electricity. The children will also be finding out how to stay safe when using electricity around the home. 


As always any problems come and find me. 


Miss Selfe  🙂  

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Science Week

This week we have been celebrating science week. The children carried out an experiment of their own to discover which can contained beans. They had a lot of fun conducting the experiment although some didn’t manage to locate the beans everyone took part proving that science is FUN. 🙂 


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Exciting Electricity

This week the children have been learning about circuits and how to make a complete circuit to light up a light bulb… I think from their faces it clear to see them enjoying their science lesson. 


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Week beginning 12th March

Eagle class will be celebrating science week this week we will be doing this by having extra science lessons, along with finding out about electrical circuits they will be having some fun with science. 

In literacy they will be exploring persuasive adverts and will be writing their own to advertise there very own movie which they have been developing in their ICT and DT lessons. 

In maths they will be continuing to explore fractions and will be working with more complex fractions in order too add to their own existing knowledge. 

In topic the children will be learning about democracy in Ancient Greece and will be discovering exactly what the Greeks have done for us. 

As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. 


Miss Selfe. 

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World Book Day 2018

All be it a week over due Eagle Class enjoyed celebrating world book day. It was lovely to see that so many of the children had been inspired by our class story Harry Potter and chose to celebrate by dressing up a character from the story.


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Pandora’s Hope

As part of our Guided Reading this week the children have been reading Pandora’s Box. The children drew a drawing of what they thought the last creature to leave the box looked like. All they knew is that the creature was called Hope. They have some fantastic ideas and I thought I would share some with you.  


‘Hope is kind, caring and powerful.’ Annie B

Cerys, Ellie, Emily and Sammy-Jo produced some lovely images…


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Tesco Bags of Help – School Reading Books

We are very excited to have been shortlisted for the following scheme to raise funds for the federation’s libraries, during the month of March.  Vote for us to win the top prize in store! 

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store during March- April, on who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.

The stores where you can vote are:

3179     Sheerness       ME12 1RH        
5003    Sittingbourne Express   ME10 1BQ        
6835    Sittingbourne Express   ME10 4SG        

We look forward to being able to share the progress with you.  Happy voting!

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Week beginning 26th February 2018

This week in  literacy  the children will be looking at the Greek myth Pandora’s box and will be writing a speech that will persuade her to open the box she has been forbidden to.  This theme of Greek mythology will link closely with this week topic lesson where the children will be finding out all about the the beliefs the Ancient Greeks had they will learn about some of the Gods from Greek Mythology and create their own top trump cards. 

In mathematics the children will be learning about faction and will be discovering what a fraction actually is. Like the Greek,s Eagle Class is determined to become great mathematicians this term. 

In art the children will be continuing to develop their mazes and will be designing their own. The school value for March is Love and the children will be coming up with a definition of what they think love is.

In science the children will be exploring the world of electrical appliance to find out how items in the modern world work. 

As always any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. 


Miss Selfe 

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Week Beginning 19th February 2018

Hi and welcome back year 4.

This week in both maths and literacy the children will be travelling around the school to visit different teachers to improve their times tables and their spelling knowledge. This will help them will work to come later on this term.

In science the children will start to learn all about electricity and where it comes form how useful it is to make our lives easier but also how dangerous it can be.

In art the children will be exploring mazes from days gone by. This will form the foundations for their own design which will later become the key feature in their own animation film.

In topic the children will begin their journey exploring Ancient Greece and will be finding out what the Greeks have done for us.

Miss Selfe

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Fantastic French !

Year 4 have started to learn French this term. Today we learnt how to say hello and goodbye and introduce a name in order to be able to say who we are.

We used the simple nursery rhyme to help us and had great fun making 2 little birds… I wonder if you can guess the rhyme, here it is in french, ask your child to read it to you 🙂

Deux petit oiseaux
Assis sur une branche
Je m’appelle Fifi
Je m’appelle Blanche
Bonjour Fifi
Bonjour Blanche
Au revoir Fifi
Au revoir Blanche

The children seen to be really enjoying getting to learn a new language.

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Welcome Back !

Dear Parents and Carers,

This term our topic is ‘Lights Camera Action.’
In Literacy we will be reading a variety of different texts to create our own poems and persuasive speech. The first book we will be reading is Pandora’s Box; based on this text children will be create a speech to explain and persuade her to open the box or not.

This term the children will be learning all about Ancient Greece and what the Greeks have done for us. As part of this study the children will be exploring the Ancient Greek way of life and how similar or dissimilar it is compared to our lives today.

In maths we will be learning all about fractions and decimal numbers as they continue to explore numbers and develop their knowledge of place value. They will discover what it means when a number isn’t a whole number but is only part of one this will link to their work ;last term on decimals.

In Science children will be learning about electricity. Children will discover how electricity travels and will be able to make circuits of their own.

Year 4 have PE twice a week this term and this will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your children have their full PE kits in school on these days.

I am looking forward to this term and working with you and your child.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Miss Selfe

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Week beginning 5th February 2018

Welcome to another exciting week in Eagle Class. This week the children are writing their own poems based on Alien’s Love Underpants and are looking forward to sharing these with you. 

In maths they are focusing on word problems and using the four operations to solve these. 

In science they we be experimenting with sound in order to find the best material for sound proofing or absorbing sound. 

On Tuesday we will be celebrating internet safety day and be focusing on being kind online.

We welcome you to join us for a open afternoon this Friday where you be able to come and see what we have been up to for your selves. 


Look forward to seeing you Miss Selfe 

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We have made them

Year 4 have been very busy and have finally made their musical instruments… All that is left is to paint and decorate them. They are very creative and used lots of problem solving to complete their finished product. 

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Week beginning 29th January 2018

This week Eagle Class will be continuing to finish or their musical creations and will be using this as a hook to create an explanation piece of writing explaining too their audience how to make one of their own. This week in maths the children will be starting to focus on area and applying their times table knowledge to discover the area of different shapes. 

The children this week will be completing some IT work this week requiring them to use and build on existing programming skills. 

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week beginning 22-1-18

Eagle Class have yet another week of busy learning ahead. in literacy they will be finishing off their Non-Chronological Reports and will begin writing an explanation text as another way to pass information to their readers. 

In maths they are continuing to work on division and will be moving on the dividing using bigger numbers. The children have been finding this work tricky but have shown great determination to carry on and succeed 🙂 well done Eagles! 

The children will be continuing to work on sound in science and this week will be finding out all about pitch and they will be completing an experiment to find out what influences and changes the pitch of a sound. 

This week the children will be making their musical instruments so any resource would be greatly received as always. 


Miss Selfe 

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Week beginning 15th January 2018

This week the children will be working hard to apply their knowledge of times tables to multiply by 2 and 3 digit numbers. they will have to solve problems and use reasoning to explain their answers. In literacy the children will be planing and writing their own Non-Chronological report based on one family on musical instruments. 

Following on from this musical theme in DT the children will this week be planing their designs for an instrument ready to make next week… Keep sending rubbish in please. 

The children have begun learning how to count in Japanese and will continue to practice this skill this week. 

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DT- Making Musical Instruments

As many of you are aware the children are creating their own musical instruments this term. Today the children spent sometime experimenting with different materials to see what made the best sound. 

They worked together in teams and collaborated to test out different ideas till they found the best ones.  Many of the children tried changing the sounds of the instruments. 

While children were waiting to visit the different activities they researched different musical instruments from around the world and from different cultures finding out some interesting facts.   

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How are sounds made?

This week in science Year 4 have been investigating how sounds are made. The found out that in order for a sound to be produced a vibration has to take place. In order to test this theory the children investigated different musical instruments. By putting dry rice on a drum you could see that the drum skin vibrated and caused the sound to travel into the air so we can hear it. 


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School Contact Details

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person Mrs N Austin

Telephone 01795 663012

School Address
Rose Street Primary School
Rose Street
Kent, ME12 1AW

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.50am – 3.20pm

Infants:  8.50am – 3.15pm

Nursery  8.30am – 11.30,     12.00pm – 3.00pm